Kim Booth MP
Member for Bass
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The More Trees Cut, the More Forestry Tasmania Loses
“The staggering loss of $43 million dollars last financial year, despite an increase in timber production and receiving public subsidies, is proof that Forestry Tasmania must now move to a full cost recovery model as the Greens have long called for,” Mr Booth said.
Fracking 12 Month Moratorium Welcome but Review Delays Inevitable
“Tasmanians, including farmers and land-owners, have already made it very clear that they do not want fracking occurring on their properties now or in the future,” Mr Booth said.
Failure to Guarantee Child Protection, Aged Care, Nurses Highlights Need for Audit Before Cuts
“We are hearing of numerous roles in nursing, child protection, aged care, and education where public sector workers are charged with protecting the vulnerable in our society, but which now have a serious question mark over their capacity to comply with current legal requirements,” Mr Booth said.
Ferguson Obfuscates Over Oatlands Hospital
Minister Needs to Rule Out Funding Cuts for Oatlands Health Centre
“The Midlands Multi-Purpose Health Centre provides crucial health care for local Midlands residents, as well as the travelling public and patients coming from the East Coast,” Mr Booth said.
Revisit Compulsory & Electronic Voting Reforms for Local Council Elections
“On one hand the Tasmanian community engaged with their local democracy at unprecedented levels with a total of 476 Tasmanians standing for the position of councillor across the state’s local councils, but on the other hand barely 50 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballot,” Mr Booth said.
Independent Review of Public Sector Needed Instead of Job Cuts
“The admission by successive government ministers when asked that they cannot guarantee the protection of frontline services within their respective departments is a major breach of faith with the Tasmanian people, and exposes how dangerous this slash and burn campaign by the Treasurer is,” Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said.
Nasty Politics as Gutwein Guts Public Sector
“This nasty gutting of public sector jobs is blatantly malicious and merciless. The fact it was avoidable makes if further appalling and cruel,” Mr Booth said.
Hands Off the Oatlands Hospital
No Good Excuse to Reject Unions' Savings Proposal
“It is very reasonable and constructive for the unions to put forward a realistic offer to the government which is consistent with the financial savings needed under the 2014-15 state budget, while offering to continue to negotiate for the forward estimate year,” Mr Booth said.